Air Pollution-Level Estimation in Smart Cities Using Machine Learning Algorithms

  • M. Nelgadevi
  • Grasha Jacob
Conference paper


Air pollution is a serious issue that has been harming and hurting the people in India. The air is contaminated owing to industrial plants and manufacturing activities, combustion from fossil fuels, farming chemicals and household products and natural events like volcanic eruptions, forest fires and gaseous releases from decaying plants and animals. Air pollution not only harms the comfort and health of both humans and animals but also destroys the life of the plants. Air pollution is otherwise called as environmental pollution that causes serious problems confronting humanity and other life forms on planet Earth today. In this work, K-nearest neighbour method is used to evaluate the position of air pollution at several places in Chennai City. Random Forest and Support Vector Machine algorithms evaluate the efficiency of the proposed model, thereby categorising the data into six classes of pollution levels.


Environmental pollution Air quality K-nearest neighbour Random forest Support vector machine 



Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases


Air quality index


Environmental protection agency


Radial basis function


Nonlinear auto regressive models with exogenous inputs


Support vector machine


K-nearest neighbour


Random forest


Respirable suspended particulate matter


Central pollution control board


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Nelgadevi
    • 1
  • Grasha Jacob
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, Rani Anna Government College for WomenManonmaniam Sundaranar UniversityTirunelveliIndia

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